Accessory mitral valve: a rare cause of asymptomatic severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.

@article{Rao2014AccessoryMV,
  title={Accessory mitral valve: a rare cause of asymptomatic severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.},
  author={Carmelo Massimiliano Rao and Fabiana Luc{\`a} and Frank Antonio Benedetto and Daniela Benedetto and Orlando Parise and Sandro Gelsomino},
  journal={Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 Suppl},
  pages={742-5}
}
Accessory mitral valve (AMV) is an extremely uncommon congenital cardiac anomaly and it is a rare cause of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. Identification of asymptomatic patients with LVOT obstruction is uncommon since the symptoms usually become manifest when the gradient across the LVOT rises. We describe a rare case of asymptomatic AMV… CONTINUE READING